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Bod-Inc: M-176

Mela, Pomponius

Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.


Analysis of Content

a2r Mela, Pomponius: Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis. See M‑175.


Imprint: Venice: [Printer of Pomponius Mela], 15 Nov. 1477. 4°.


Collation: a–g8 h6.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a, a3 aii, etc.


ISTC: im00448000

Hain: H 11015; HC 11012 (var.);

Goff: Goff M‑448;

BMC: BMC V 261;

Proctor: Pr 5658;

Others: CIBN M‑280; Sheppard 3585-6. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.

LCN: 14453866, 14453916


Copy number: M-176(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and h6.

The variant issue, without date or place of printing. Leaf g7v, l. 1: ‘per eā rara: & nō grādia flumina emanant | . . .’

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half brown morocco with red pasteboards.

Size: 205 × 135 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 125 mm.

On b5r a marginal note, extracting a key word, in a humanist hand. In the upper margin of the front pastedown, a note in a nineteenth-century hand: ‘U. Benis(?) no. 5388 raris[sim]o'.

Provenance: Vienna, Augustinian Hermits, SS. Sebastianus et Rochus; inscription on a1r in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century hand: ‘Convent: Generalis Viennen. Ord. Erem. S. P. Augustini as SS. Sebastia: et Rochi'. Date of acquisition unknown; most books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired during the 1840s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.42.

Copy number: M-176(2)

Bound with A‑021(1); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 199 × 131 mm.

Another variant issue, without date or place of printing. g7v, l. 1: ‘ideoqƺ = “que” [per] eā rara: & nō grādia fluīa emanāt | . . .’

SHELFMARK: S. Seld. e.1(1).

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